QF100 Gin

QF100 Gin

<p><span>QF100 is a 100 proof gin to celebrate 100 years of flying. Just like Qantas, the story of this gin began in Longreach, foraging native lemongrass. It's this distinctive botanical that is at the heart of this truly unique, very Australian gin. The gin&rsquo;s botanical flight path then took us around Australia and the world, resulting in a big, citrus-forward gin with bright citrus aromas and soft floral notes.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
$90 AUD
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To make the gin, Cam flew to Longreach with a film crew from Qantas. It was roasting hot but really green after lots of rain the week before. He went out to Numulla to meet with local elder Suzanne Thompson on a property handed back to the indigenous community.

Cam describes it as a giant bush food supermarket; almost every grass, leaf, berry, or fruit has a use within the indigenous culture and has done for thousands of years. The native lemongrass gave the entire area an incredible aroma after the rains and worked with the vibrancy of the other botanicals.

Foraging around Qantas' birthplace in the centre of outback Queensland, Cam and Suzanne found the native lemongrass which is the heart and soul of this gin.
QF100 Gin
Wilma has a 450L capacity pot, a swans neck and a botanical basket (where we put our whole oranges).

Seven distinctive aroma plates in her column act to further refine the spirit which follows through to a condenser.

The gin comes out of Wilma at a breathtaking 93.5% alc/vol (187 proof) before we adjust it back to drinking strength, depending on what we’e making.

There’s a bunch of distillery-geek stuff about the levels of purity we can achieve with Wilma’s seven plate column, but when Cam starts talking about it he sounds a bit too ‘Walter White’, so we’ll just say this… the resulting gin has an incredible purity and smoothness for such a high alcohol content. It’s definitely not rocket fuel!

Come learn all about the distilling process and maybe even make a bottle.

Immerse yourself in a masterclass at our Distillery in the Yarra Valley or our Laboratory in Sydney. We offer a number of classes suitable for individuals as well as groups.

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